Welcome to the February Newsletter
February sees Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 6th February and lots of resources that can be used for yourself and your learners.
This years theme is “create,connect and share – a better internet for everyone”
Here’s the link to access resources for parents and learners;
January has been a busy month with lots of learner concerns requiring extra help from the team.We are looking at introducing risk assessments for all our learners and l am looking forward to the all staff update training sessions that have been developed. I hope you benefit from these sessions.
January Safeguarding Stats
Are reminder of how to report any learner concerns
A short podcast as a reminder click here
Unresolved concern are concerns that still require monitoring from either Safeguarding or from the reporting person. Please ensure that you update Safeguarding of the outcomes to learner concerns so they can be closed.
Our concern levels are as follows:
– Information – At present staff member is monitoring the situation
– Low Level – Staff member presenting doesn’t require involvement from the Designated Person
– Moderate Level – The concern may require input from the Designated Person
– High Level – Staff member requires immediate action from the Designated Person
Current Total People Safeguarding Trends – January
Top priorities this month have been regarding learners health. Some reports are surrounding young learners who are pregnant – along with other issues this brings. Instead of a pregnancy pack for our young learners , we have decided to point them in the direction of a really useful website;
Advice and Guidancewww.tommys.org A charity website providing loads of information for young mothers.
Bullying on line
We have had a number of concerns regarding young learners feeling bullied on line or exchanging inappropriate messages.
Advice and GuidanceHere is a link to CEOP where you can learn how to block, remove your geo locator, and report any sites you feel unforgettable with.
The dangers of sextingThe sharing of “youth produced sexual imagery” is an issue for educational providers for those who are 16 plus.
Those who are under the age of 18 can breach the law and we have guidelines to help.
Here is a useful video to show your learners about the dangers;
ConsentA useful video which I’ve had in our library for some time, but really useful to show at a time when there seems a lot of confusion over exactly how the law interprets this issue.
County linesOne of the team attended some training around the issue of county lines – if you’ve never heard of it – read this report
The training was well received and we are looking at what we can do as an organisation to make our learners resilient and our colleagues aware of the very real issues.